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Rangers series preview: Baltimore Orioles

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O’s. Rangers. Its go time.

Texas Rangers v Kansas City Royals Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Rangers will start this week with a four game series in Baltimore. The Orioles are 42-49 on the season, 2-8 for their last 10 and were just swept by the Cubs to start the second half.

The Rangers have won 10 of 14 against the Orioles in the 2015 and 2016 season, Orioles won two of three in their last meeting in Baltimore.

Trumbo has 18 home runs in 283 at-bats vs the Rangers, his most against any opponent. Beltre has 23 home runs in 404 at-bats versus Baltimore.

GAME ONE: Cashner v. Tillman

Cashner hasn’t faced Baltimore since 2013 where he went 7.1 and gave up just two runs on give hits and got the no decision.

This will be Tillman’s first start since June 30th, he was on paternity leave before the All-Star break. In his last stat he gave up two runs in five innings. He’s 1-5 with a 7.90 ERA for the season. Beltre is 7-15 against him. Choo is 2-8 with five walks, Elvis is 5-14 with five walks, and Napoli is 8-29 with five walks, five RBI and 10 strikeouts.

GAME TWO: Ross v. Bundy

Both pitchers have only faced the opposing team once. Bundy faced the Rangers last season in which he got the win after going seven innings and giving up a hit and a walk. Ross hasn’t faced the Orioles since 2012 where he gave up nine runs on 11 hits in four innings. Bundy is 8-8 with a 4.33 ERA for the season, Ross is 2-1 with a 5.33 ERA.

Bundy last pitched on July 6 in a loss where he went five innings and gave up six runs on five hits and two walks. Ross pitched 5.2 innings giving up just one run (via solo homer) on four hits and two walks in his last outing on the 8th.

GAME THREE: Perez v. Gausman

Perez is 2-1 in his four career starts against Orioles, last facing them in April of 2016 where he got the no decision after giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks, striking out six in six innings. Perez is 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA after getting the win in Friday’s game going seven innings and giving up three runs on eight hits and walk.

Gausman is 1-2 in his four starts against the Rangers, last facing them in August of 2016. He got the win after pitching seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and walk, he struck out seven. Gausman is 5-7 with a 6.39 ERA for the season, his last outing he got the no decision after giving up eight runs on seven hits and a walk and striking out five in just three innings of work.

His last two starts have both been no decisions and he’s pitched seven combined innings in those starts, giving up 14 runs on 16 hits and striking out 12.

Odor is 3-9 against Gausman, all three hits being doubles, 1.000 OPS. Choo is 2-8 and the only Ranger with a homer off Gausman and four RBI, the highest for an Ranger and .958 OPS.

GAME FOUR: Hamels v. Miley

Miley is 1-5 in seven starts against the Rangers with a 5.75 ERA. In four starts against them last year he went 0-3, giving up 18 runs in 22 innings. This season Miley is 4-8 with a 5.40 ERA and got the loss in his last outing where he went 4.2 innings. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and four walks.

Lucroy is 5-13 with a double, two homers, two walks and four RBI against Miley. DeShields is 5-11, Chirinos is 2-7 with a double and a triple. Gomez is 6-20 with a double, triple, homer, and two walks. Elvis is 6-17 with four doubles.

And for what it’s worth, Hamels is 1-2 and Cashner is 1-1 with an RBI. If Banny needs some options.

Hamels is 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA against the Orioles. He last faced them in August in a loss, going seven innings giving up three runs on four hits and four walks. Cole is 4-0 with a 3.05 ERA this season.

Adam Jones is 2-13 with six strikeouts against Cole. Trumbo is 6-18 with two homers.

Oh and Miley is 0-2 with two strikeouts against Cole.